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  1. Sup boys I'm an experienced fisherman, hoping to catch a trip with others. I have my own gear and tackle and would be more than happy to be a deckie/assist others on the trip. Done most of my fishing in NZ, north island but I've moved here now hoping to continue what I enjoy doing. Happy to split costs. PM
  2. Hi raiders Just thought I would open up a subject that may appeal to the anglers and lovers of fish out there When I was a young lad my stepdad caught a striped marlin off the coast of Tasmania - St. Helen’s, around 130 kg (pic included) Yes thats me in the beautiful bright blue trackies I was on the boat and have never forgotten the experience - it made the local newspaper and after catching this fish of a lifetime for my stepdad - we sourced a mould of a striped marlin of similar size Having it up on the wall was always a memory of what could happen i
  3. Hey i'm wondering if i have the right gear to land at least a small marlin? or any other game species - (Tuna and GT) Tyrnos 30 wide - 15 kg max drag (33 pounds) 500 metres of 50lb braid (FG Knot) 150-200 metres of 40lb mono. Penn rival ugly stick rod 15kg Harness with clips I'm sure the setup is to light for big marlin but could i get away with a small marlin around 100 kg. The setup is for Bull sharks and large Kingfish so i'm not worried if it isn't capable for Marlin fishing. I am just wondering if it can.
  4. With marlin firing the crew decided to pack the lures and push wide off Sydney. Managed to hook up at approximately 6:40am to nice black marlin unfortunately, dropped it boat side😭. Lures back in the water and 10minutes later another marlin came into the spread unfortunately could not get the hook to stick. We trolled to browns as we planned for a drop checked the sounder and and was barren. Lures back in and and started trolling again where we managed to stumble across new ground. Set up the spin gear with a jig and dropped down few pumps and were hooked up and fighting after a good 30minutes
  5. HI Raiders, I have been reading and using info from this site for years but first time posting - great source of knowledge - keep up the good work all round. Might be one for the game fishing section but didn't look like there has been much activity recently, In the last year or so i have been heading out on other peoples boats chasing Marlin and Tuna, had a fair bit of success catching a few Marlin, YFT and some large dollies. Using the gear on the boats i head out with which are more often than not 50 or 50wlrs tiagras with some TLDs and Tyrnos' in the mixer as well, mainly
  6. Hey raiders Started fishing on the Saturday morning at 6am within minutes have squid flying in the boat so looks like they have bounced back from all the holiday traffic had 9 within a hour and half Then decided to head over to chase some kings had a quick slow drift past but the swell and wind was to big so called it so headed back for more bait for Sunday 20 squid total on Saturday Sunday same start time geared up with the squid from Saturday thought I’d flicked a squid jig while mate parked the car scored 2 lives then headed straight out to point first two bai
  7. Hi guys, the crew from team baitcatcher and 1st mate mobile marine have been chasing some marlin. just some footage hope you all enjoy
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    Ballina update

    Just an update from a raider in Ballina nice 90 kg beakie
  9. Hey all long time fisho new forum member just want to get some advice on trolling for Marlin I'm from Wollongong and do a lot of land based game fishing for Marlin off the stones at Jervis Bay but have never gone out in my boat and trolled I am still eagerly awaiting the currents to push them down this way I will be fishing of Wollongong and if this season is anything like last they will be in close but until then if anyone has any advice on the subject would be greatly appreciated anything from rigs to trolling speeds lures live bait dead baits the whole shebang I only have a 4m boat so my sp
  10. Hi guys back again, We had a eventful 2016 with Mike having open heart surgery and myself fracturing 3 vertebrae & rupturing 2 disks in a fall fishing in February. We both have had the year off but both recovered and back into it with our first charter off Sydney today. We we're hearing of a few striped Marlin being hooked but a lot throwing the hooks. Around 11 we had a double hookup but both fish threw the hooks. We continued to hear boats losing fish and we hung in till the 4.30 tide change and finally the bite we wanted. Solid hookup with a 70kg striped doing what they do jum
  11. Hi Raides, Going up to Port Stephens for the long weekend, anyone heard of anything happening up there at the moment? Interesting water off the coast at the moment, good to know if anything is in it early season Marlin or some Yellowfin, any reports of Kings at Allmark reef? Cheers in Advance
  12. Hi guys, Bit of a longshot but if anyone is heading wide from jervis bay/shoalhaven and has a spare spot onboard feel free to hit me up. Happy to chip in fuel etc, no gear but plenty of experience. have done a fair amount of gamefishing in the past but nothing for the previous 2-3 years as my old man moved to exmouth and took the boat with him. keen to get back into some real fishing and will be available most weekends. cheers kade
  13. Went out on Tuesday last week chasing Marlin Hooked a 100+ kilo Black on my Stella 30000. Broke the line after three jumps.. About 5ks North of the car park. An hour later trolled the same area and landed a 20kg dolli
  14. On Saturday we originally set out live baiting for kings off Sydney Heads and then out at 12 Mile. But with nothing in the bag at 11am and with water at 24degC we decided to troll some skirts in a round trip back past the Sydney Fad. An hour later we hooked, landed, photographed and successfully released this beauty. First Striped Marlin for my boat (thanks for all the tips Glen!). The fight took about an hour with each of us taking 15min turns - lots of head shakes and tail walking in the initial runs - the Penn 330GTi got very warm but held up to the task. What a fish on a 14cm Pink Pakul
  15. we managed to get out yesterday for around 6hrs trolling. Water was good from about 6 miles out, blue, 20.5 and rising the further we went out. We trolled from inside the 12 Mile out to about 10 miles inside Heatons. We got a knock down on the lure on the rigger early afternoon about 5NM NE of Browns in 21. I was driving at the time and I was looking forward when the fish hit. When I looked back I couldn't see anything breach so I thought it was Dollie so I didn't pump the boat to set the hook. I looked at the troll pro footage the next morning, it was a Marlin. So I should have pumped it to
  16. we got a marlin hookup on the underwater camera on our trip to mexico, please view in HD, its in high resolution Cheers Peter www.scentblazer.com
  17. Hey guys just a little video on a few good times fishin this year!
  18. Two Sundays ago we got up early, headed straight out to Sydney FAD and started trolling right on sunrise. Before we could get our second lure in the spread out a dollie was on. The fish we talking anything and within the first hour we had landed to 6 legal dollies and three 70cm+ stripey tuna. Then the fish just went quiet for a couple of hours even though bait continued to bubble on the surface in every direction. We moved on from the FAD and headed north and shortly after found a 3km area where the tuna were going nuts. Double hook-ups, triple hook-ups, quadruple hook-ups and it didn't stop
  19. Headed out to the shelf early on Saturday morning in search of marlin, dollies and tuna. We were met by a pod of dolphins as we passed through the heads but the water was ~22 degrees and green so we pushed on. The water pretty much stayed that way until we hit the shelf at which point we found the warm snap we were looking for. Water quickly changed to a deep blue as the temp increased from ~23 degrees to ~26 degrees in the space of a few kilometres. We put the spread out and started to troll towards Browns. We were there in no time as the current was ripping south at about 5knts/hr. As we pas
  20. G,day Raiders, I thought i would share with you my experience of my first attempt at catching one of our beaky friends. After checking the weather on the Sunday prior it was decided that Thursday was a cracker of a day, little to no wind, swell less than a metre... I bought a new sounder / GPS combo ( which i am absoloutley wrapped with) had it installed on Tuesday. I was lucky to get out on Thursday as i thought i was going to have a coronary after purchasing my first couple of Marlin Lures and appropriate snap swivels.... Over $200 later and some chest pains i managed to get outa there a
  21. hey, here's a few photos of the our last couple of outings off sydney, haven't been able to get out much 2 trips in the last few weeks or more. Unfortunately I have to work sometimes Had one really nice day weatherwise and one pretty crappy one, but its all good. Sydney Fads have been crowded every time we go out now, so we can't be stuffed hanging around them, we just take wide berth and move away from the croud. Basically we troll straight out of the heads all the way to 24/24 do a few circles around it and troll back, most relaxing. We got around 12 Dollies or more, lost count, all ar
  22. Hey, just a quick update, will update later with more photos. 3 of us went on Saturday,1-1-2014, hooked 2 marlin and whole lot of Dolphin Fish. The marlin unfortunately didn't stick to our hooks. We found and saw a tonne of bait out there, we got underwater footage of Marlin, Stripped Tuna, a million Leatherjacks and some small Yellowfin on our underwater camera. A underwater marlin shot attached. I couldn't resist going out today, Monday 3-3-2014, I knew there would be fish out there, I could manage to get out there around 2.30pm, my regular fishing buddy couldn't make it on short notice so
  23. about 20 dollies from 50 to 80cm and a black marlin hookup, only small around 150lb, it spat the hook on its first run, oh well these things happen dollies were full of small leatherjackets, we cut up one of the leatherjackets and put it inside one of our lures, we couldn't keep the dollies off that lure, go figure huh, I suppose its pretty rare that someone would actually try using leatherjackets as bait, oh well you don't know if you don't try. The lure with leatherjacket inside even got hit a few times even when the boat was stopped, while pulling in other fish tired a new underwater came
  24. Hey all, we went off shore last week for a quick afternoon trolling session. Did our usual route Whale Fad, Manly Hydraulics then we headed North East. We couldn’t find Manly Hydraulics again, it must drift a fair way off its mark at times. Water was really blue and warm just 200 metres off North Head, so we put the lures straight out, the fish could be anywhere in that water. Ran a couple of our Scent Blazer trolling lure chains, a couple of bigger trolling lures and one small pink prototype lure which we are currently calling an “Atom”, it’s only about 3 inches long. We put pilchards and s
  25. Hey Raiders, Here's the underwater video the of marlin that broke off our lure a couple weeks ago trolling offshore Sydney. The hook-up was between the Manly Hydraulics Fad and the Whale Fad. We are pretty sure its a Black Marlin now and not a Striped Marlin as we first thought. In our video we show you how we setup the lure and the troll pro as well. Its a shame the line hit something and got tangled around the camera cord and we did not have the opportunity to land the fish, but we are so pleased we got the underwater footage which we probably wouldn't have got if the line didn't get t
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